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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 2 (Abdication)

Hello, and welcome back to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning, with a top prize of $100 USD. I’m Charles Star and I’m your host. As a reminder, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Last week, we met the contestants, discussed the rules, and assigned roles. Before we meet this week’s special guest, I understand that Tabitha has an announcement for everyone. Tabitha?

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The Simming Endeavor: Episode 1 (Introduction)

Hello, and welcome to The Simming Endeavor, an online role playing elimination game of skill, luck, and cunnning. I’m Charles Star and I’ll be your host. As previously announced, this experiment is both sim and game show at the same time. The contestants will role play together in the play-by-post sim we created on the Ongoing Worlds platform while weekly blog posts here simultaneously serve as game show episodes. Before we announce the sim’s genre, outline the rules of the game, and meet the contestants, let’s first demonstrate how to read these episodes.

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FallFest 9: November 9, 2019

That’s right, join us for the 2019 Simming Fall Festival (FallFest) on Saturday, November the 9th. We’re proud to have 22nd Fleet serve as host and Andrew Greenfelt as chair. They’re already putting together a fantastic program for us!

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The Simming Endeavor: World Premiere on September 8th

The world premiere of The Simming Endeavor will air here on the Ongoing Worlds blog on Sunday, September 8th. As previously announced, it will be the first-ever role play and game show in one. We have 13 contestants from around the community ready to go, 10 special guests booked, and 12 episodes scheduled…

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Now Accepting FallFest 2019 Applications


It’s time to select a 2019 Simming Fall Festival (aka FallFest) host & chair!  If you’re interested in hosting & chairing the simming world’s premier one-day community event, submit an application by August 18th.  This will be our 9th festival since beginning the tradition back in 2011. Read More

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Outpost 42 News strikes again!

The satire role playing news blog Outpost 42 News recently hit us again with this article:

https://outpost42news.com/2019/06/03/ongoing-worlds-sim-about-simming-nearly-breaks-the-internet-and-causes-a-rift-in-the-spacetime-continuum/

For the record, OngoingWorlds still does not accept responsibility for the internet outages of June 2nd or the asteroid that buzzed by Earth that same day. However they are correct that anyone can create any game they like on our website, including one about role playing itself!

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Simming: The Game Show

Come on down!

You heard that right! And no, I’m not talking about a sim with a game show as the setting, but rather a sim that’s also game show–were you can be both contestant and simmer at the same time! As far as we can tell, this has never been done before so we’ll be breaking new ground. We often do that here at Ongoing Worlds!

How will it work?

We’re still figuring that out. However, the game will be designed primarily around the contestants who volunteer. At the most basic level, the sim/game will be hosted on the Ongoing Worlds platform, and I’ll write weekly blog posts here to serve as the episodes. We’ll likely start with 10-12 contestants and have the game run 8-10 weeks. It will function more or less like a typical sim except there will be one or more tasks to complete each week for the game show aspect. We except a fall airtime.

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2019 Squiddies Winners!

The path was long and arduous, the list of names received from the area were grand names, and sifting through them was as difficult as the journey. Many perils along the way tried to get in the way, instead just causing delays. But alas plans came together and the end was nigh – the weary traveler arrived at last, bursting through the doors to bring the good news. Squiddie was done at last.

Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Role Playing

Yes, that’s right. The 2019 Squiddies Winners are here and ready to announce. As linked above, we have gone through a slightly delayed process, but there was much thought and deliberation for these winners. I want to thank the OngoingWorlds Board for their efforts, and all those who nominated folks initially. Most of all, I’d like to thank all the roleplayers and storytellers out there that make things fantastical and wonderful and adventurous for the rest of us!

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What a 20th Anniversary SciWorld, Trivia, and More!

What a SciWorld! Unfortunately, I was only able to attend my own event, I’ve but I’ve reviewed the transcripts and it looks like it was a excellent convention! I saw a lot of great ideas exchanged and some really interesting discussions. Most importantly, I saw the best of the simming and role playing community: YOU! In short, the 20th anniversary of SciWorld was everything I hoped it would be and more. We’re off to a superb start for the next 20 years.

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Putting Pictures in Posts

holding a photo above a canyon

Many of us have wanted to put pictures in our posts because we often can’t describe something, but a picture helps. After all, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes, those words are blocked. I’ll tell you what I mean in a little bit. Read More